I wanted to share this, its really straightforward. I know there are many steampunk headphone instructables on here, but I felt that none were as easy or practical for everyday use. It's my first instructable, and I wasn't planning to post it so I'm afraid the pictures do not reflect the painting process, but I tried to be as thorough as possible. If you can find yourself a pair of WWII pilot headphones, or really any other model from the era, and have a pair of skullcandy skullcrushers (the kind with the AA powered bass amp), the speakers fit perfectly into the existing WWII -era frame.
Step 1: Materials
To make these headphones you will need the following:
*A pair of skullcandy skullcrusher headphones. They might? be discontinued, so buy them online, or find another pair with a similar attachment mount (2 inch diameter or therabouts). pull the drivers off of the folding headband. They should snap right out without breaking anything.
*Two cans of spray paint (i used enamel for plastics), one flat black, the other gloss clearcoat
*Silver (or whatever color you might like) bronzing powder
*A tool to make cracks and gouges
*A very soft brush (I use makeup brushes for all my bronzing, $1 at the dollar store)
*A pair of old WWII-era headphones with semicircular driver mounts. Mine had a patent leather head cushion attached, but it was severely dry rotted so I nixed it. I polished the brass up with some brasso so I could turn the nuts, hopefully yours is in better condition. Remove the old drivers and metal cases. If you want to try and retrofit the driver cases, good luck. there is just enough space for the cellophane membrane and some copper wiring, I tried.